the local area
National Trust and Gardens:
Pubs and Restaurants close by:
Woods – a personal favourite – amazing food, service and ambience – cater for all food requirements (state when making a reservation) – booking essential
Beach Bar and Grill – perfect for lunch while visiting Saunton Sands
Pyne Arms – an excellent Gastro pub
Michelin starred The Mason’s Arms open for lunch and dinner (Tues-Sat) – advance booking essential.
The Stag at Rackenford rumoured to be the oldest pub in Devon!
French ‘pop-up’ restaurant La Petite Bouchee has a reputation for producing authentic award winning menus.
Newly opened Spelt in Bampton offers an array of sharing platters.
sports & activities
Cycle Hire in Braunton – choose from electric or hybrid bikes and explore the Tarka Trail for the day – very scenic estuary views with stops en-route including Fremington Quay and Instow. The bike company will also deliver and pick up bikes to and from Colleton Hall for weekend or week group hire hire. Waterside Bike Hire
Fancy a hack? Horse-riding can be arranged locally at Rose and Crown Stables, a 10 min car journey away tel: 01884 252060
Guided Walks on Exmoor
Exhilarating views and themed walks – free but donations welcome. The programme runs from March – December each year and includes themes such as Exmoor’s Night Sky, Night Bats, History and Murder/Treachery on the moor. Exmoor Society Walks.
places to visit
Exeter provides a variety of entertainment options at the quayside by day and night plus is home to a wide variety of city centre shopping, restaurants, bars and a vibrant nightlife. For rugby fans – it’s also the home of the Exeter Chiefs.
Ever fancied bee keeping or learning more about honey? Located at South Molton – a short drive away – is the working Quince Honey Farm.
Also at South Molton is the pannier market which is open Thursdays and Saturdays.
The town, known as the gateway to Exmoor also has an excellent cheese shop, The Cheese Larder.
Saunton Sands and Woolacombe provide excellent sandy beaches for surfing and swimming. Valley of the Rocks at Lynton and Baggy Point are places to stride to for stunning coastal walks. All are easily accessible by car.